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The Times Compact History of the World - Edited by Geoffrey Parker

Grafton, 2001, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.

3d Edition. Illustrated with colour photographs and maps. From the introduction: “This volume attempts to cover the whole story of humankind from its origins, when our ancestors first emerged from the tropical forests of Africa, to the complex, highly articulated world in which we now live. It differs, however, from the original History of the World in three important ways. First, as its name makes clear, it presents the data in a more compact form. Although it includes 80 spreads each contains fewer, simpler maps and (proportionately) more text. Second, every map has been reviewed in order to highlight the salient trends and facts it features. Third, the topics selected for treatment include far more material from the modern period: 24 spreads concentrate on the period since 1914 and no fewer than 17 of them cover the world since 1945.”

Size: 9¾" x 7¾"
Number of Pages: 192
ISBN: 0007650809